Do you think Dr. Dre deletes his stored music projects instantaneously after he is finished with his production work? – I think not! We know that it isn’t wise to do so, even if you may never intend to revise the song or instrumental again. Either way, it is still important to keep as many project files as you possibly can, whether you are an artist or a producer.
Your Old Beats are Still Worthy of Use
Many producers create beats multiple times a week, thus after a few years, they may decide never to look back, but it doesn’t mean that anyone else won’t consider your old beats. If you are a music producer, who uploads beats online or provides them in your local area, then this is inevitable for some artists who may want to get a hold of as many beats as possible – yes, even your old ones, of which may now sound horrendous to you compared to your latest works. I have had many music artists contact me for beats that I produced when I was getting started, notwithstanding how much better my new tracks may appeal to me.
You Can Remake Your Old Beats
Undoubtedly, you may feel the urge to listen to some of your oldest beats, especially to see how much you have improved and then sometimes you may desire to remake them. You can turn one of your amateur beats into a fresh hard beat, whether you want to simply manipulate a melody or the entire beat itself.
If you have produced for artists, it is certainly a safe idea to keep all of your original files from that particular project. Why? Since the artist may be obliged to contact you to adjust, remake, remix, re-master or re-whatever the instrumental, either weeks or years after it was finalised and released. If you haven’t got the original files to adjust your work upon request, then the artist will be disappointed in such unprofessionalism.
To display efficiency in your music and the business handling of it, you would have to make a priority not to delete your project files. Overall, producers need to purchase a large hard drive that can offer a large amount of storage for you music files, as well as the sound-ware that help you to import elements into your production.